My Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Blue Candlelight Music Series’ 19th Season!

2020 has been a trying and tragic year. Our BCMS team worked behind the scenes to bring at least a few concerts to you, even if only virtually.

Daredjan Baya KakouberiHere are three Virtual concerts we recorded and published on our YouTube Channel. Our last concert for the season was especially exciting. Thanks to vaccines we were able to test a closed, in-person concert.

I believe this last concert signals our rebirth, a light at the end of a long tunnel, the end of which will be the start of our best season yet: Season 20: 2021-22

I cannot put into words how meaningful it is for us to play for our beloved live audience and see your faces in person. My profound thanks to Richard and Enika Schulze and our indefatigable board for standing by us through all of 2020 and making their home the home of Blue!

With love,



Anton Nel, piano

Andrés Diaz, cello

Gary Levinson, violin


Fantasiestuke, Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Romance Op. 22, No. 2, Clara Schumann (1819-1896)

Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 66, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)


Haley Sicking, soprano

Baya Kakouberi, piano

Gary Levinson, violin

With commentary and discussion panel: Alexander Rom, Baya Kakouberi, and Gary Levinson.


Morgen Richard Strauss (1825-1899) “La Traviata” E Strano; Sempre libera, Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

“Romeo et Juliette” Juliet’s Waltz “Je veux vivre”, Charles Gounod (1818-1893)

In memory of Michel Legrand, Alexander Rom

Morceaux de salon, Op.6 Romance, Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Hungarian Dance, Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)


Aaron Boyd, violin

Michael Klotz, viola

Baya Kakouberi, piano

Gary Levinson, violin


Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 432, Wolfgan Mozart (1756-1791)

Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 14, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 56, Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

CBS 60 Minutes Polka, Alma Deutscher (b. 2005)

Four pieces from the incidental music to Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Op. 11, Erich Korngold (1897-1957)